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Winter Safety Tips For The Upstate.

12/30/2021 (Permalink)

The New Year is finally here. We know you probably have a few New Years Resolutions for yourself, but now is the perfect time to prepare you and your family for the upcoming winter weather. The first step to overcoming or avoiding disaster is to prepare now. The more prepared you are now, the better you can handle an emergency. Below are a few winter safety suggestions you can use to keep you and your family safe. 

Prepare Your Car: 

Roadside emergencies can happen any time, but being stuck on the road during cold weather is the worst. Prepare for the worst by winterizing your car now, and save yourself from stress and headaches in the future. 

  • Check your tires and replace them with all-weather tires if necessary. Check your spare tire as well. 
  • Use a wintertime fluid in your windshield washer. 
  • If you do not already have one, make an emergency kit for your car. Whether you get a flat tire, you slip off the road, or you run out of fuel, an emergency car kit can help you get back on the road quickly and safely. Include bottled water, nonperishable high energy snacks, a first aid kit, multi-tool or swiss army knife, blankets, an extra change of clothes, flashlights, extra batteries, portable cell phone chargers, jumper cables, spare tire, a tire gauge, foam tire sealant, a jack and lug wrench, tow straps, extra cash for emergencies, rags and hand wipes (baby wipes are a great option), a small 5 lb fire extinguisher (class B or C), and emergency flares or reflective triangles. 
  • You should also include winter-specific items such as mittens, socks and hats, hand warmers, a bag of non-clumping cat litter (to help you regain traction if needed), a shovel, and an ice scraper. Once you have gathered all your supplies, store them in a box or container that you can easily access in your vehicle.   

Prepare Your Home: 

Winterize your home to protect you and your family from potential damage that cold temperatures may bring. 

  • Check your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. During the winter season, there is an increase in fires and carbon monoxide poisoning. Checking these devices now can increase your chances of surviving a fire or avoiding CO2 poisoning. 
  • Check your heating systems. 
  • Clean out chimneys and fireplaces. 
  • Keep a power outage kit in your home. If you lose power for a significant amount of time, be prepared by having enough water and nonperishable food to last for three days for each family member, a first aid kit, extra batteries, flashlights, and baby items (if needed).
  • Invest in a portable generator for your home. Remember you should only use a generator outdoors in a well-ventilated area. Never use them indoors, in a garage, or close to your home. 

Prepare Yourself: 

  • Stay indoors during inclement weather
  • Be careful when you go out. Watch out for ice and snow on walkways. 
  • Keep your clothes dry. Wet clothing loses its warmth and rapidly transmits cold. 

If you experience damage from winter storms - don't panic! Call SERVPRO of Pickens County. No matter the size or type of disaster you experience, we will make it “Like it never even happened.” 

Tis The Season For Twelve Days Of Safety.

12/2/2021 (Permalink)

Tis the season – to celebrate safely!

This time of year isn’t just the time of year that we eat more than usual and gather with family and friends; it’s also when we see an increase in household accidents and fires. To help make sure your holidays don’t go from merry to scary, remember these Twelve Holiday Safety Tips. 

Twelve Holiday Safety Tips: 

  1.  Keep your Christmas and other holiday decorations at least three feet away from any heat sources – especially those with an open flame, like fireplaces, heaters, and candles. Remember to extinguish your holiday candles whenever you leave the room or go to sleep. 
  2. The best decorations are safe decorations, so when decorating, make sure you never run cords under rugs or furniture, out of windows, or across walkways or sidewalks.Only use outdoor and indoor lights as indicated on their packaging.
  3. Natural Christmas trees are beautiful and bring extra holiday magic into your home. However, real trees can dry up and turn into kindling in no time at all, be sure to water it frequently to keep it fresh and safe. If you use a real tree, get rid of the tree after Christmas. Dried-out trees are a fire hazard, do not leave them in your home or garage. 
  4. Always turn off your lights and decorations when you leave your home and when you’re sleeping. The most deadly fires happen while people are asleep. 
  5. Be mindful of how you are using your electrical outlets. If you’re using extension cords or adapters that add receptacles, consider having a qualified electrician add more outlets to your home. Never plug multiple extension cords together, and always use a polarized or three-pronged extension cord rated to handle the electrical current your devices need. 
  6. Never leave cooking or baking unattended. Always stay in the kitchen even if you are baking or roasting-and set a timer to remind yourself to check on cooking food. 
  7. Remember that your phones and tablets should stay on your nightstand, not in your bed under pillows and blankets. We all love falling asleep to the muffled crooning of Bing Crosby and Michael Bublé, but overheated electronics are dangerous.
  8. Check all your smoke alarms to make sure they still work or if your alarms need new batteries. Install a working smoke alarm in every bedroom, outside every sleeping area, and on every level of your home, including the basement if you have one. 
  9. If you’re using a space heater, always turn it off before leaving the room. It only takes seconds for a fire to start if a space heater tips over or comes in contact with a blanket or curtains.
  10. Inspect your decorations and discard any that are damaged or worn out. Safely discard frayed light strands, broken ornaments, or worn-out decorations that no longer work properly. 
  11. Keep batteries stored safely in their packaging and out of reach of anything that might try to eat them, like small children and pets. Eating a battery can be deadly. 
  12. Never share holiday or travel plans on social mediaDo not put your travel plans or pictures on social media until you return home. You could be unintentionally inviting thieves into your home while you are away. 

Carbon Monoxide and Your Home.

11/19/2021 (Permalink)

Your first line of defense is installing a Carbon monoxide detector that is battery-operated or has a battery backup.

Carbon Monoxide and Your Home. 

Fall has officially begun in the Upstate, the leaves are changing colors, the weather has cooled off, and now you need to turn on the heat in your home. But before you make your home warm and cozy this fall and winter, did you know you are at a higher risk of carbon monoxide poisoning during the colder months? 

What is Carbon Monoxide (Co)? 

Carbon monoxide or Co is a colorless, odorless gas that can cause illness and death. Carbon monoxide is created when natural gas, propane, gasoline, oil, kerosene, wood, or charcoal is burned. Cars, boats, gas engines, stoves, and heating systems also produce CO. Carbon monoxide from these sources can build up in enclosed or partially enclosed spaces. People and animals can be poisoned and die from breathing in Carbon monoxide. Below are several things you can do to prevent Carbon monoxide poisoning from happening to you or a member of your family. 

You Can Prevent Carbon Monoxide Exposure

What You Should Do:

  •  Your first line of defense is installing a Carbon monoxide detector that is battery-operated or has a battery backup. Install these on the wall or ceiling in every bedroom, sleeping area, and common area, including your garage. If your home already has these, remember to change the batteries every six months. Daylight savings is the perfect time to change the batteries as you set your clocks for the time change. 
  • Have a qualified technician service your heating system, water heater, and any other gas, oil, or coal-burning appliances every year. 
  • Leave your home immediately and call 911 if your CO detector ever sounds. Seek prompt medical attention if you suspect CO poisoning.

What Not To Do: 

  • Never leave your car or truck running inside a garage attached to your house, even if you leave the garage door open. Never sit inside your running vehicle while it is in the garage. 
  • Don't use or burn anything in a stove or fireplace that isn’t vented correctly. 
  • Never heat your house with a gas oven. Instead, opt for space heaters. 
  • Don't use a generator, charcoal grill, camp stove, or other gasoline or charcoal-burning equipment inside your home, basement, garage, or outside less than 20 feet from a window, door, or vent. 

What Does It Mean If My Carbon monoxide Alarm is Beeping?: 

Your carbon monoxide alarm has different beep patterns to alert you whether there is an emergency or you need to replace the batteries or unit. It is essential you know the difference between the beeps so you can act accordingly. 

  • Four beeps and a pause: This means there is carbon monoxide in your home. You need to seek fresh air immediately. Exit your home and call 911. 
  • One beep every minute: This means the alarm has low batteries, and you need to replace them. 
  • Five beeps every minute: Your alarm has reached the end of its life. You need to replace the unit with a new Carbon monoxide alarm. 

Remove Red Wine Stains From Your Carpet or Rug

5/11/2021 (Permalink)

What's the point of having a clean, inviting, and beautiful home if you don't use it to entertain your friends and family once in a while? Unfortunately, spills and parties go hand in hand. The worst and most stressful stain of all to remove from a rug or carpet is red wine. If you get a red wine stain on your rug or carpet, don't panic. SERVPRO of Pickens County has several methods you can use to remove the stain. The best part- almost all of these methods use items you already have in your home or can be found in your local grocery store. 

One of the oldest and most tried and true methods of removing a red wine stain from a carpet or a rug is using the club soda method. Follow the steps below to learn how you can remove red wine from your carpet. 

  1. Blot the stain as well as you can with a clean, dry cloth. 
  2. Carefully, pour club soda on the red wine stain. 
  3. Blot again, using a white rag or cloth, so no pigment transfers onto your carpet or rug. 
  4. Pour more club soda on it. 
  5. Blot again until the stain is completely gone. 

If you do not have any club soda on hand, do not worry or panic. Dish soap, water, and white vinegar mixed in a spray bottle will do the trick! Follow these steps below to remove a red wine stain using this method: 

  1. Blot the red wine stain as well as possible. 
  2. Add a tablespoon of dishwashing soap and a tablespoon of white vinegar to two cups of warm water. Mix well in a spray bottle. 
  3. Using a white cloth or white paper towel, only (so pigment doesn't transfer onto your carpet.) spray a small amount onto the stain, blotting the stain frequently with the white cloth until the stain vanishes. 

If you're out of club soda and white vinegar, hydrogen peroxide is a great alternative. However, the hydrogen peroxide could cause your carpet to become discolored, be sure to test this mixture in an inconspicuous area first. Once you've tested it out, follow these steps: 

  1. Blot the stain with a clean, dry cloth. 
  2. Mix two parts hydrogen peroxide and one part dish soap in a spray bottle or small bowl. Test it by applying it to a small, discreet area of your carpet or rug. 
  3. If this does not discolor the fabric, continue. 
  4. Apply the solution to the wine stain. However, continue to watch for discoloration. Do not continue to apply if discoloration begins. 
  5. Blot and repeat until the stain has disappeared from the rug or carpet. 

If any of these methods don't work or you can't get the stain out, don't hesitate to call SERVPRO of Pickens County. We have the latest and greatest technology that will make any stain disappear within a matter of minutes. If your rug or carpet needs to be cleaned or refreshed, call 864 - 855- 3993. SERVPRO of Pickens County will make it "Like it never even happened." 

Is Your Business Prepared For Anything?

3/10/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Pickens County is ready to help you 24/7, 365 days a year.

Is Your Business Prepared For Anything? 

Natural disasters occurring are inevitable. Although natural disasters are unpredictable and sporadic, most Pickens County businesses do not have an emergency plan in place or wait until it is too late to prepare. After a major disaster, the Institute for Business and Home Safety estimates that around a quarter of businesses can not reopen with an Emergency Ready Plan provided by SERVPRO of Pickens County, your business can avoid being part of the statistic. An ERP is 100% free and can serve as your insurance policy aimed at peace of mind. Being "Ready for whatever happens" speaks trust to your clients and employees that in the event your business is affected by a disaster, they do not necessarily have to be.

Is Your Plan Up to Date?

Did you know OSHA requires all businesses to have an emergency response plan? If your company employs more than ten people, you must have a written emergency plan. You should review your emergency plan and update it at least once a year. Your emergency plan needs to be up to date with current records, contacts, and guidelines. Updating your emergency plan can be time-consuming and confusing; by utilizing an ERP from SERVPRO of Pickens County, that process is streamlined. With an ERP, we will compile all your records, high-priority contacts, and guidelines for handling an emergency into one file that you can access 24/7 via our app or online. We will also provide you with emergency shut-off tags to place around your business and identify any high-priority areas at no cost. An ERP establishes SERVPRO of Pickens County as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider. Your ERP saves time and allows our crews to begin working immediately should you need it. 

Train Your Staff on Your Plan

You and your staff must know what to do and how to respond in the event of an emergency. It is imperative you coach your employees on their role in response to a disaster. If Pickens County officials are advising evacuation or for you to seek shelter wherever you are, it is vital to educate each employee on their role in emergency response. Identify safe spots within your building if you need to seek shelter. Remind your employees and staff to avoid elevators and only use the stairways in case of an emergency. 

Keep Emergency Supplies Handy

It is a good idea to invest in an emergency kit for the office. Make sure your kit contains shelf-stable food, water, and first aid supplies. These supplies will help you and your staff if you must shelter-in-place and ensure no one has to leave for any reason until the threat has passed. 

If your business is damaged due to a fire, storm, or other incidents, SERVPRO of Pickens County is here for you. Our commercial restoration technicians are ready 24/7, 365 days a year, so you are guaranteed a quick response. Call us anytime to report your damage. We'll make it "Like it never even happened." For more information on creating your ERP, click here

The Devastating Effects Of Letting Smoke Damage Go Untreated

2/3/2021 (Permalink)

The Devastating Effects Of Letting Smoke Damage Go Untreated. 

Fire and smoke damage can wreak havoc on your property. A quick reaction can help you minimize the impact of destruction, as some of your items and household goods can be restored if treated immediately. However, the longer you wait to mitigate smoke and fire damage, the more costly the damage becomes. 

  1. The Restoration Cost Increases: When you delay the mitigation process, the damages begin to get worse. The longer smoke damage goes untreated, the harder it is to neutralize the odor. These challenges make the treatment process more time consuming, which equals to a more expensive bill. 
  2. Extensive Damage: Smoke and ash mixed with water produce a very corrosive element. If not cleaned quickly, this substance begins to eat away at your walls, floors, ceilings, and any other surfaces in your home. You will not successfully remove this substance by cleaning with soap and water. This substance requires proper cleaning with the right chemicals to remove it from your home. 
  3. Soot Deposits: If left for too long, soot can travel to rooms that were not immediately affected by the fire. Wall paint, carpet, furniture, drapes, clothing, and other items can be stained or damaged by soot. 
  4. Permanent Damage: Your home can suffer from permanent damage if smoke or fire damage is not mitigated promptly. Prolonged exposure can cause permanent damage to your walls, metal surfaces, clothes, furniture, and floors. 

If you experience smoke or fire damage, act quickly and call SERVPRO of Pickens County (864) 855 - 3993. 

Your Pets and Winter Weather. What Can You Do To Keep Them Safe?

1/5/2021 (Permalink)

Chilly weather and low temperatures spark various changes for us in the Upstate. Low temperatures, ice, and rain can be dangerous, especially to our four-legged friends. There are several things you can do to prepare and protect your pets from the cold winter weather. 

  1. Keep coolant and antifreeze locked away: If you put coolant or antifreeze in your car, clean up any spills immediately. Store them away and out of reach from pets. 
  2. Keep pets indoors more often: Pets should not remain outdoors for long in freezing temperatures. If you have outdoor pets that cannot be indoors, make sure you insulate their shelter and give them plenty of warm blankets. 
  3. Try a sweater or vest: Some pets can tolerate the cold better than others. However, some dogs and cats, especially older ones, could benefit from a sweater or vest to help keep them warm. 
  4. Protect their paws when they are outside: Your pet's paws are sensitive to sand, ice, snow, and chemicals used to melt ice. Massage petroleum jelly on paw pads or invest in pet booties. 

12 Days of Holiday Safety!

12/2/2020 (Permalink)

12 Days of Holiday Safety!

  1. Never leave a burning candle unattended: Remember to extinguish any lit candles when you leave the room, your home, or go to sleep. 
  2.  Turn off tree lights, decorations, and space heaters when you are away and before you go to sleep: Always unplug all of your lights, decorations, and heaters when not in the same room. 
  3. Only use outdoor and indoor lights as indicated on their packaging: Outdoor lights can operate safely in cold and wet environments. While indoor lights ensure they won't cause a tree fire. 
  4. Don't overload circuits, extension cords, or electrical sockets: Overloading circuits, extension cords, or electrical sockets could cause a fire. Space out your decorations to ensure they're not drawing electricity from one outlet. Never plug multiple extension cords together, and always use polarized or a three-pronged cord, rated to handle the electrical current your devices needed. 
  5. Never leave cooking or baking unattended: Always stay in the kitchen even if you are baking or roasting-and set a timer to remind yourself to check on cooking food. 
  6. Poinsettias and mistletoe are poisonous: Plants like mistletoe, holly, poinsettias, and amaryllis are highly toxic and should be out of reach from children and pets.
  7. Never throw wrapping paper in the fire: Small burning embers can land on the rug or carpet, setting it on fire. Wrapping paper with colored print or glitter can release harmful gases when ignited. 
  8. Check your smoke detector battery: Regularly test your smoke alarm, and replace the batteries twice a year. 
  9.  Don't drink and drive: Remember, if you plan to drink alcohol, make sure you have a designated driver to get you and your loved ones home. 
  10. Use a fire-resistant artificial tree and water your natural tree daily:     Keep your tree at least three feet away from heat sources and open flames. If you are using a natural tree, remember to keep it hydrated. 
  11. Maintain wood-burning fireplaces and chimneys: Clean your wood-burning fireplace regularly to breakdown the build-up of creosote-a flammable smoke residue. 
  12. Never share holiday or travel plans on social media: Do not put your travel plans or pictures on social media until after you return. You could be unintentionally inviting thieves into your home while you are away. 

SERVPRO of Pickens County wants to wish you and your family a happy and safe holiday! 

Have A Safe And Jolly Holiday Season!

11/19/2020 (Permalink)

Have A Safe And Jolly Holiday Season! 

The holiday season will be here in no time. While holiday lights and decorations can be pretty, they can be hazardous to your home and your safety. 

  • Holiday lights are beautiful and add that special magical holiday touch to your home. Before you begin to hang them up, check each light strand. Older or broken lights can cause a potential electrical fire. 
  • When hanging Christmas lights, keep your ladder sturdy to prevent falls. 
  • To prevent a tree fire, water your tree frequently. Do not leave the lights on 24/7, and don't use real flame candles on or around your tree. Keep your tree secure by using a solid tree stand. 
  • Keep your chimney clean and your tree away from your fireplace. Avoid hanging garland around an open flame or heat source as it can catch fire.

The holidays are a happy time but, if you don't take precautions the holidays could turn hazardous in the blink of an eye. SERVPRO of Pickens County hopes you have a happy and safe holiday season. 

SERVPRO of Pickens County - "Professional and Courteous Clean Up"

7/21/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Pickens County -  "Professional and Courteous Clean Up"

"Professional and courteous clean up of an upsetting water damaged area in our recently moved into home. Tammy Easler was most kind, helpful and reassuring." - Joyce S.

Joyce called SERVPRO of Pickens County, unsure if a pipe burst or a hose busted on the top floor of her home. The ceiling, walls, and carpet on the lower level were soaked with water. Our crew responded and immediately began the mitigation process. A crew chief surveyed the areas of damage with Joyce and inspected her areas of concern and created a tailored drying plan designed specifically for her home. The team removed the wet drywall, baseboards, insulation, carpet pad, and tack strip. Once the demolition was complete, our team set drying equipment. We dried her structure in three days. Joyce was so happy with our performance she left us a Facebook review.

If you need water mitigation please call SERVPRO of Pickens County(864) 855 - 3993! 

Five Tips To Make Your Carpet Last Longer

5/20/2020 (Permalink)

If you have carpet in your home then, your main goal should be to extend the life of your carpet. We have compiled a few tips to help you out! 

5 Tips For Making Your Carpet Last Longer: 

1. Vacuum regularly: 

Vacuuming regularly can help pick up hidden dirt and hair particles that can settle in your carpet fibers. 

2. Spot removal:

Anytime you notice a spot on your carpet, whether it be from food, household products, or your four-legged friends. It's best to act quickly and not let it sit. 

3. Groom carpet to prevent matting: 

Regular grooming prevents carpet pathways from forming and lifts matted areas. 

4. Move furniture to change traffic patterns: 

If you can, move your furniture around every six months. Moving your furniture around will prevent premature wear areas by moving your furniture around. 

5. Use welcome mats to limit the soil tracked in

Welcome mats cut down on dirt and moisture ruining your carpets. Pick a mat that is textured and can aggressively pull dirt from your shoes. 

We are Cleaning Experts

3/17/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is Here to Help during this time of need

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of Pickens County, 864-855-3993

What Is Ice Blasting?

2/3/2020 (Permalink)

Ice blasting is a nonabrasive, nontoxic, nonflammable, and nonconductive cleaning method. Ice blasting makes it "Like it never even happened."

Ice blasting is a form of carbon dioxide cleaning that utilizes dry ice pellets, the solid form of carbon dioxide. The dry ice is accelerated in a pressurized air stream and directed at a dirty surface. This method of cleaning is nonabrasive, non-conductive, non-flammable, and non-toxic. Commercial and manufacturing settings are the perfect places to utilize this cleaning method because it does not create any secondary waste or chemical residues.
Ice blasting involves propelling dry ice pellets at a dirty surface to clean it. The dry ice can either be in a pellet form or shaved from a larger block of ice. The shaved ice block will produce less dense ice medium and is more delicate than using the pellet form.

If your business needs cleaning, call SERVPRO of Pickens County (864) 855 - 3993! We'll make it "Like it never even happened."

Space Heaters and Your Home

1/27/2020 (Permalink)

With the weather getting colder, more people will be reaching for their space heaters. When using these types of heaters, please remember to never plug them into a power strip. Power strips cannot handle the high current flow needed for a space heater and can overheat and catch fire due to the added energy. It is always best for you to plug space heater directly into wall outlets. Follow these safety tips below to see how you can prevent a fire from starting in your home. 

  • Regularly check the cord of your heater. If it is damaged, frayed, or worn out stop using the heater. 
  • Keep the cord away from heat. 
  • Leave enough space the heater to allow for heat dissipation. Also, keep flammable materials away from heat. 
  • Always unplug unused appliances. 

If you experience fire damage in your home please contact SERVPRO of Pickens County (864) 855-3993! 

For more information on fire damage mitigation please click here

Decorating For The Holidays? Follow These Tips First.

12/16/2019 (Permalink)

Decorating For The Holidays? Follow These Tips First. 

Decorating for the holidays is one of the best ways to get in the holiday spirit! Unfortunately, emergency rooms see thousands of injuries involving holiday decorating every season. We hope you keep these tips in mind when decorating for the holiday season. 

  1. Plants like mistletoe, holly berries, Jerusalem cherry, and amaryllis are poisonous to children and pets.
  2. If your tree is artificial, check that it is fire-resistant. 
  3. For live trees, cut off two inches of the trunk to expose fresh wood for better water absorption, remember to water it and remove it from your home when it is dry. 
  4. Place your tree at least three feet away from fireplaces, radiators and other heat sources, and do not block doorways. 
  5. Keep breakable ornaments or ones with detachable parts out of reach from children. 
  6. Use indoor lights indoors and outdoor lights outside. Make sure you use the right ladder when hanging lights.
  7. Replace light sets that have broken or cracked sockets, frayed or bare wires, or loose connections. 
  8.  Check the directions on holiday lights to see how many light strands can be plugged into one socket. 
  9. Keep light plugs away from puddles and out of the snow. Do not nail, tack, or stress the wiring when you are hanging lights. 
  10. Always turn off all the lights and decorations when you go to bed or leave the house. 

If disaster strikes during the holidays - don't hesitate to call SERVPRO of Pickens County 864-855-3993! 

Dirty Carpets? That's Not A Problem For SERVPRO of Pickens County.

7/19/2019 (Permalink)

Dirty Carpets? That's Not A Problem For SERVPRO of Pickens County. 

This customer gave SERVPRO of Pickens County a call when he noticed some wine stains and heavy foot traffic had soiled his carpet. After trying to remove the stains with conventional cleaning supplies, the customer gave up and was ready for our crew to make it "Like it never even happened." Our technicians were ready to tackle cleaning two bedrooms, the office space, and the hallway. Wine stains can be difficult to remove. Our crew sprayed a spot treatment and pre-treatment on the set-in stains before cleaning the carpets. After that, the carpets were steam cleaned. The customer was thrilled that the stains were gone and that the job was done in one day.

Pickens County Document Restoration

10/31/2018 (Permalink)

Pickens County Document Restoration 

Paper or documents that have suffered from water or smoke damage can deteriorate quickly. Valuable and irreplaceable documents can be lost forever if not handled properly. SERVPRO's Document Restoration Team can help you recover your damaged paper goods. 

Why Choose SERVPRO Vacuum Freeze Drying? 

If you have water damaged documents then, vacuum freeze drying is the most efficient and effective way to salvage your documents. The Document Restoration team utilizes a sublimation process to save your documents. This process can recover the most delicate documents including, photographs, X-rays, and entire business archives.

All members of the Document Restoration Team are HIPAA Master Certified, and your items are under 24/7 video surveillance once they arrive at the SERVPRO facility.  


If your file room has suffered from water or smoke damage and needs to be cleaned, dried, or decontaminated, then digitizing might be a good choice to eliminate the need for massive file rooms. 

Gamma Irradiation 

Your documents are contaminated and deteriorating if they have been damaged by sewage or flood water.  Gamma irradiation can be used to recover documents. This process is used for cleaning, disinfecting, and decontaminating documents and other consumer goods. A disruption in a living a cell results in damage to the cells DNA and the other cellular structures. The photoinduced changes at the molecular level can causes organisms to die or can render the organism incapable of reproduction. The gamma irradiation process does not create residuals or impart radioactivity in processed products. 

Certified Destruction 

We guarantee certified destruction to give you peace of mind that your documents are disposed of properly. 

If you have documents that need to be restored call SERVPRO of Pickens County (864) 855-3993 

Why You Need the SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile for Your Pickens County Business

10/31/2018 (Permalink)

Why You Need the SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile for Your Pickens County Business

If your business experiences a disaster the SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile (ERP) can help minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action in place for your facility. The ERP is a comprehensive document containing critical information about your business, including emergency contact information, shut off valve locations, and priority areas. Your businesses ERP is also accessible online using your computer or tablet; download SERVPRO's free Ready Plan app to access this information at any time using your smartphone or tablet. The ERP is a no-cost assessment; all it requires is a little time.  

Advantages of the SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile 

  • A no-cost assessment of your facility. 
  • A concise Profile document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency. 
  • A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster. 
  • Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin. 
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas, and priority contact information. 

The best time to plan for a disaster is not when the disaster happens, but well before the disaster happens. No one ever plans on a disaster, but now, you can plan for it. 

Want an Emergency Ready Profile for Your Business? Call SERVPRO of Pickens County (864) 855-3993

When Water Damage Strikes Call SERVPRO of Pickens County

10/31/2018 (Permalink)

When Water Damage Strikes Call SERVPRO of Pickens County  

The first 24 hours after a water loss are the most important in preventing secondary or permanent damage. Within four hours of the loss notification, SERVPRO of Pickens County will be there to ensure your water damage is handled. 


SERVPRO of Pickens County will inspect the affected areas to determine the extent of the water damage. We will review the inspection with you and answer any of your questions before we begin the work. 

Emergency Services 

We take steps to help protect your home or business, personal belongings, and other items from further damage by extracting the excess water and prepping the area for drying. We will explain the needed emergency services to you step by step. 


To help ensure your home or business and belongings are dried to the appropriate industry standards, we will monitor the drying process. We consistently communicate with you about updates. 

Restoration Services 

SERVPRO of Pickens County will repair structural materials, reinstall carpets, and clean affected areas of your property or belongings. A final walk-through of the job site will be done with you to help ensure your property is returned to preloss condition. 

Highly Trained Restoration Specialists

10/30/2018 (Permalink)

Highly Trained Restoration Specialists:  

The Institution of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certifies and sets the standards for the cleaning and restoration industries. The professionals at SERVPRO of Pickens County study the IICRC standards and best practices in water restoration, fire restoration, mold remediation, carpet and upholstery cleaning, and other cleaning and restoration courses. We implement these practices into every job. Our staff also has access to web-based training. Video representations and support materials are followed by a knowledge test at the end of each module. This keeps our technicians and office staff up to date on the industry standards and allows us to deliver the professional quality you expect.  

Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and have the equipment to respond to you emergency 24/7. We can restore your home or business back to preloss condition.